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Leah Berst

Dallas, TX

The Golf Institute at Luna Vista

My teaching philosophy is to teach every person is an individual. Throughout my teaching career I have seen many different ages, genders and skill levels. I have taught people with many different body structures and swing comprehensions. I use different methods to get each person into the best basic golf positions.
In order to improve all of these players I have been able to tailor my teaching to work with the methods that best suit the individual's swing and game to help them become fundamentally sound. I focus on the basics of the swing, the game, and most importantly the person. I rely on my communication skills with each person to understand what they want to achieve and then explain to them how to change, what to change, and why that is important.
My goal is to help my students be the best they can be. Providing them with consistent improvement and enjoyment of the game.

Leah Berst
  • I was elected to PGA Membership in 1987
  • I have continued golf instruction education throughout the years with PGA seminars and teaching and coaching summits 
  • I achieved quarter century status with the PGA on 2012
  • I have owned and operated my own golf school called The Golf Institute since 1991
  • I am the director of Instruction and hold an A14 classification
  • I teach my TGI clients at the Luna Vista Golf Course in Dallas
  • I have taught more than 29,000 golf lessons
  • I am also the Director of Programming and a PGA Teaching Professional at the Highlands Performance Center in Carrollton, Texas.
  • PGA of America Quarter Century Member
  • First Female member of the Northern Texas PGA Board of Directors
  • 2019 PGA Player Development Award Winner from the Northern Texas PGA Section

Leah has been a member of the PGA of America since 1987 achieving quarter century membership status in 2012. She is trained in the instructional principles taught by the PGA. In order to stay current with her PGA membership she continues to attend continuing education teaching workshops and seminars. She currently serves on The Northern Texas PGA Board as an At Large Director. She is the first elected female to serve on the NTPGA Board. Leah moved to Dallas in 1984 and has during that time worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at The Northwood Club and as an Assistant and Head Golf Professional at Stonebriar C.C. She is currently the owner and Director of Instruction of The Golf Institute. She is also the Director at The Highlands Performance Center in Carrollton, Tx. She is also a PGA teaching professional at the facility. She was the Ursuline Academy Head Golf Coach for 12 years. As coach at Ursuline, the teams achieved 5 state championships and several runner up finishes along with many individual top 10 state champions.
Leah also was a part owner and Head Golf Professional at the North Texas Golf Center practice facility and par 3 golf course. The North Texas Golf Center was in existence for 15 years. Prior to living in Dallas, she was an assistant golf professional in Florida. She also played golf and graduated from Florida State University. Leah's background knowledge comes from a lifetime of playing, studying, and understanding the game. Leah has given more than 29,000 golf lessons to date, since becoming a golf professional.

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